Experience wonderful, scenic bike trails when you choose a cycling holiday on the Danube. There are stunning views to savour, as the landscape changes daily, when you cycle down the river through wooded valleys, past cornfields and sunflowers and then on through vineyards. The valley is studded with villages, castles, and monasteries too, ensuring there's plenty to see and do en route. And it's great for families, thanks to flexible travel options, including great rail links.
The stretch of the River Danube that leads from Passau to Vienna is one of the most popular and picturesque cycling routes in Europe. For centuries, the river was a critical trade route that brought prosperity to the towns and villages along its banks. If that sounds like something you'd love to explore, then start planning your epic European cycling adventure with us today.
We've chosen some of the most idyllic spots along the Danube for our cycling tours. Explore the following for a unique experience when you travel.
Enjoy meandering rides along the Danube river and through 3 iconic cities - from Vienna in Austria, through Bratislava in Slovakia and on to Budapest in Hungary. The cycling is mostly along the river through small villages and nature reserves but the real highlights are some of the stunning architecture to be seen in the cities.
Follow the curves and bends of the Danube as it flows through steep-sided valleys and wide riverside woods towards beautiful Vienna. The densely wooded slopes and ravine forests help to create the setting for one of the most significant river landscapes of Central Europe; with the largely flat landscape perfectly suited to self-guided cycling. You will pass many delightful castles, ruins and abbeys whilst visiting historic towns such as Linz, Melk and Krems. The final destination of Vienna is the perfect place to explore, enjoy some great food and perhaps take in a concert.
We've got close on 40 years of experience crafting holidays in idyllic locations all over the world. Our team makes the arrangements for your Danube bike trip and we offer a secure booking process for peace of mind.
Our holidays are highly rated – We've got a 4.6 rating from our customers on Feefo for our activity holidays.
Picturesque destinations – Our five-step approval process lets us find beautiful locations and wonderful hotels that will fulfil your holiday dreams.
Award-winning cycling tours – The adventure tours we offer have won British Travel Awards for providing unique holiday experiences.
Hassle-free booking – Not only do we craft your Danube River bike tour, but we'll also arrange your flights too!
ABTA- and ATOL-protected – Book your Danube bicycle tour with confidence thanks to it being ABTA- and ATOL-protected. Learn more about your key rights under the Package Travel Regulations 2018.
Communities benefit from our holidays – Our Exodus Travels Foundation lets us make a difference in social, conservation, and disaster relief causes.
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